Thursday, June 11, 2009

Eco-educational Films and Slideshows


Important New Film Exposes Food Industry Secrets

Food, Inc. reveals how a handful of corporations control our food supply and often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, and the safety of workers and the environment.

Take an eco work break and watch an inspiring architectural slideshow, an ocean-minded webisode, or an award-winning short eco-documentary.

>> FastCompany has a slideshow of the 29 best buildings in Los Angeles, many of which are sustainably designed and community-oriented. Vista Hermosa Park in downtown L.A. and Pasadena Bike Transit Center are among the spots featured — alongside a gas station and parking structure. The buildings were recognized at the 39th annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards.

>> Did you watch The End of the Line on World Oceans Day — or plan to watch it when it hits the theaters on June 17? Either way, find out more about the eco-documentary about overfishing at Babelgum, which will take you behind the scenes of the film in its The End of the Line webisode series.

>> Cateret Islands residents are becoming the first climate change refugees, and their plight's featured in Next Wave, an 8-minute documentary and jury prize winner of the ninth annual Media That Matters Film Festival. Watch Next Wave and 11 other short, socially-conscious films — including other eco-minded films like The Secret Life of Paper, a 5.5-minute documentary that uncovers why the U.S. consumes so much paper.

Image via Media That Matters Film Festival

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